black sand beaches
20 minutes north of Seminyak, Canggu is a coastal stretch of black sand beaches including Batu Bolong Beach, Echo Beach, Nelayan Beach, Pererenan Beach, Selasih Beach, Seseh Beach and Mengening Beach. Fast development brings cafes, bars, artists and surfers.
Location: South coast of Bali
Coordinates: 8.6478° S, 115.1385° E
Where to Eat
Desa Seni – Eat here, stay here, do yoga here – it’s all good! For food, you get amazing meals featuring fresh and local organic food. They serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offer cooking classes. Come for the day and sit by the salt water pool while you sip on fresh coconut water and order from their tasty menu.
Betelnut Cafe – A favourite for those staying in Canggu, this little cafe serves up hearty and healthy meals, smoothies and fresh juices. We loved their Jamu shot (fresh turmeric and lime).
Watercress Cafe – Delicious rustic food, breakfast is the best.
Biku – The place for tea in Bali, try the Chai.
Earth Cafe – Health food store and cafe, try the Indian plate.
Bungalow Cafe – Eclectic little cafe, juice/smoothie bar and shop, great place to chat with friends and have some nibbles and fresh juice.
The Kitchen Lab – Health food cafe at Samadi Bali that serves up vegetarian cuisine using local and fair trade ingredients for high vibe foods.
Bali Buddha – With more locations on the island now, this health food store and restaurant is a convenient place to pick up some picnic ingredients and head out on the scooter for the day or sit in and mingle amongst locals and travellers.
What to Do
Desa Seni – A range of yoga classes held everyday in one of their blissful open aired studios
Samadi Bali – Specializing in Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga and yoga for surfers
Deus Ex-Machina – Hangout, cafe, art gallery and shop for hand made surfboards, skateboards, custom motorcycles, clothes
Desa Seni Gifthsop – Nice collection of yoga clothes, malas, incense and more
Bali Buddha Shop and Cafe – The health food shop and cafe carries superfoods, snacks, produce, fresh baked goods and organic beauty care
Berwawa Beach – A locals hang out, come here to watch the sunset, catch an early evening surf or take a sunset walking meditation
Uluwatu – Visit the beautiful seaside cliffs, the sea temple, and come surf on one of the breaks
Banjar hot springs – Sacred hot springs set amongst tropical vegetation
Tirta empul temple – A holy spring water temple where Balinese people go to purify the body, mind and spirit
Where to Stay
Desa Seni – Book a room in one of the unique Indonesian wood homes at this eco yoga retreat. Your stay includes unlimited yoga, the best organic breakfast, access to the beautiful grounds and salt water pool. We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was heaven.
Canggu Apartments – A range of modern contemporary apartments for short term and long term stays.
Samadi Bali – Immerse yourself in a tranquil yoga lifestyle at Samadi Bali – yoga, organic breakfast, acupuncture, massage.